How to put music & movies on the dsi

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How to put music & movies on the dsi
watch movies on your Nintendo DSi (James Woodson/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

The Nintendo DSi is the next evolution of the DS handheld console. It can connect to Nintendo to download DSi Ware games, it has an SD slot and it has a built-in camera. The DSi can also listen to music files in AAC format. However, you cannot play movie files on your DSi without the use of iPlayer. iPlayer is like a game card for your DSi that allows you to play movies and mp3s on your DSi.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • iPlayer
  • SD card and card reader
  • MicroSD card and card reader

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the SD card into your computer's SD card reader. Select the AAC music files you want to listen to on your DSi and copy them onto your SD card. Make sure the AAC files have the file extensions m4a, mp4 or 3gp. Drag the files and drop them on the card to copy them.

  2. 2

    Remove the SD card from your computer and place it into the DSi's SD card slot. Turn on your DSi.

  3. 3

    Select the music icon from the menu. Select ""Play with your music" and choose which songs you want to listen to from the list. Press "Open" to play a song.

  1. 1

    Download the iPlayer firmware files onto your computer. (See Resources.) Unzip the "iplayer.zip" file that mounts on your desktop.

  2. 2

    Place the MicroSD card into a card reader and place the card reader into your computer's USB port. Drag and drop the iPlayer file onto the MicroSD card.

  3. 3

    Select the movie files you want to play on your DSi. Drag them to the "Video" folder inside the iPlayer folder on your MicroSD card. The iPlayer can play avi, rm/rmvb, mpeg, 3gp, flv, mov and wmv.

  4. 4

    Remove your card reader from your computer and take the MicroSD card out of the card reader. Stick the MicroSD card into the slot on the back of the iPlayer card. Place the iPlayer card into your DSi.

  5. 5

    Turn on your DSi and select "Video." Choose the video you want to play and click "A" to play the file.

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